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10/11 Sponsors


Converteam are a worldwide specialist in Power Conversion. They provide customised solutions to convert electrical energy through optimum application of technology in drives, controls, motors and generators. Their customers operate in four main markets: Marine, Oil & Gas, Energy and Industry as well as in many specialised areas. Their extensive offering - from design-only to turnkey systems, installation and commissioning - is backed by a full range of services.

Converteam are kindly providing significant financial and intellectual support for this project.


OPT was formed by Dr. George W. Taylor and the late Dr. Joseph R. Burns in pursuit of their vision of harnessing the boundless energy of the world’s oceans. Starting in 1994 OPT has focused on its proprietary PowerBuoy® technology, capturing wave energy using large floating buoys anchored to the sea bed and converting the energy into electricity using innovative power take-off systems.

OPT are kindly providing significant financial and intellectual support for this project.


Plexim are the developers of PLECS, a unique tool for the fast simulation of electrical circuits within the Simulink® environment. It is specially designed for power electronic systems and electrical drives. PLECS allows combined simulations of electrical circuits, thermal losses and controls.

Plexim have kindly provided the team with a free licence for their software.